what's the link?
Depression and anxiety can occur at the same time. In fact, it's been estimated that 45 percent of people with one mental health condition meet the criteria for two or more disorders. One study found that half of people with either anxiety or depression have the other condition. Although each condition has its own causes, they may share similar symptoms and treatments.
You know what's normal for you. If you find yourself experiencing feelings or behaviors that aren't typical or if something seems off, this might be a sign you need to seek help from a healthcare provider. It's always better to talk about what you're feeling and experiencing so that treatment can begin early if it's necessary.
Andy is a qualified, registered and licensed test user for H.A.D.S. The Hospital Anxiety & Depression Scale is a rapid questionnaire that can only be administered by a trained professional.
what are the symptoms of each condition?
Some symptoms of depression and anxiety overlap, such as problems with sleep, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. But there are several key differences that help distinguish between the two.
depression: Feeling down, sad, or upset is normal. It can be concerning feeling that way for several days or weeks on end. Physical symptoms and behavioral changes caused by depression include: